21st ANNUAL BRONCHO BILLY SILENT FILM FESTIVAL 8/10 - 8/12

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nilesmuse
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21st ANNUAL BRONCHO BILLY SILENT FILM FESTIVAL 8/10 - 8/12

Unread post by nilesmuse » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:02 pm

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21st ANNUAL BRONCHO BILLY SILENT FILM FESTIVAL
Friday – Sunday, August 10 – 12, 2018
Edison Theater,
home of the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum
37417 Niles Blvd., Fremont, CA, USA 94536
http://www.nilesfilmmuseum.org" target="_blank
If you have questions,
please email [email protected]" target="_blank
or leave a message at (510) 494-1411

All Festival Weekend Pass
Museum Members $55, Not Yet Members $65, includes all programs, program booklet, weekend theater seat reservation (specific seat of your choice). Ticket for the Sunday train ride sold separately. Add the San Francisco Silent Film Walking Tour for only $10 ($2 discount)

Friday, August 10

1:00 pm
SPECIAL EARLYBIRD PRIVATE GROUP TOUR: WALKING TOUR OF SAN FRANCISCO SILENT FILM LOCATIONS
The starting point is The Station Cafe, 596 Pacific Street, conducted by Rory O’Connor under the auspices of the Friends of the Library City Guides. Please RSVP with our PR person Rena Kiehn at [email protected]" target="_blank
$12 Tour Fee

OPENING RECEPTION
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum 37417 Niles Blvd.
Join us for stacks and refreshments.

7:30 PM
MAX LINDER COMEDY NIGHT
We celebrate the first international movie star with a selection of some rare films.
• Max Juggler Par Amour (1908)
• Le Soulier Trop Petit (1909)
• Max – Victime Due Quinquina (1911)
• Max Pintre Par Amour (1912)
• Max and the Statue (1912)
• Troubles of a Grasswidower (1912, Pathe, 35mm)
• Au Secours! (1924)
• And more
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Suggested member donation $12, not yet members $14
David Drazin on piano

Saturday, August 11

11:00 AM
WALKING TOUR OF NILES
Wear some walking shoes and find out what happened here one hundred years ago. Important landmarks will be discussed and stories will be shared! Meet at the museum and bring your camera. Includes handout of Niles highlights. $5 donation

11:00 AM FREE SCREENINGS
BRONCHO BILLY AND THE BANDIT'S SECRET (30 min) a two-reel silent western filmed in Niles in 2013 by the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum (now on DVD which we hope you buy to help support the project.)
WINDOW TO THE PAST (2017, 40 min) details the making of the film.

12:30 PM
EARLY 3-D FILMS
Here is a selection of 3-D Rarities from the early days of cinema, hosted by Eric Kurland, and Bob Bloomberg. Films restored by the 3-D Film Archive.
• Kelley’s Plasticon Pictures (1922-1923) (8 min)
• William T. Crespinel/Jacob Leventhal tests (1924-1927) (6 min)
• John Norling/Jacob Leventhal tests (1935) (4 min)
• Some of the earliest surviving 3-D footage, these three films explore the potential of 3-D cinematography.
• Thrills for You (1940) (9 min) A stereoscopic promotional film for the Pennsylvania Railroad.
• New Dimensions (1940) (10 min) The first domestic full color 3-D film originally shown at the World’s Fair in 1940. This stop motion animation shows a Chrysler automobile building itself.
• M.L. Gunzburg Presents Natural Vision 3-Dimension (1952) (6 min) This short, which features the puppets Beany and Cecil, explains how 3-D movies work, and was originally shown before the first screenings of the 1952 picture Bwana Devil.
• We’ll also see how 3-D photography was used in the silent era to promote Universal pictures The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of the Opera.
• And we’ll see a pair of contemporary 3-D films with ties to the past:
• One Night In Hell (2014) (6 min) From internationally award-winning animation studio and production company Unanico Group, and visionary rock musician Brian May, a 3D phenomenon of 1860s Paris is unleashed on the 21st century. One Night in Hell is a devilish and spectacular animation short that tells the story of one skeleton’s journey into a stereoscopic Hell. The film features exclusive new music from Brian May & the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.
• The City Quakes (2011) (28 min) This 3-D documentary by Robert Bloomberg is a historical show featuring rare stereo images of the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906, as well as the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
• And more SURPRISES, jumping off of the screen!
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Suggested member donation $9, not yet members $12 Judy Rosenberg on piano

3:30 PM

FILMS FROM THE CHICAGO ESSANAY STUDIO RESTORATIONS IN PROGRESS & TALK
David Kiehn will introduce these films and explain the method of the restoration process for these newly- found formerly "lost" films that haven't been seen in a century.
• The Temptress (1911) Lottie Briscoe
• The Lemon (1912) Whitney Raymond
• The Fable of the People’s Choice Who Answered the Call of Duty and Took Seltzer (1914) Thomas Commerford, Rapley Holmes
• The Broken Pledge (1915) Wallace Beery, Gloria Swanson
• The Fable of the Syndicate Lover (1915) Leo White
• The Inner Brute (1915) Warda Howard
• The Fable of the Kittenish Super-Anns and the World–Weary Snipes (1916) Edmund Cobb
• Salmon Fishing in New Brunswick and Cavne River, Northeastern Canada (1917) Grantland Rice
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Suggested member donation $12, not yet members $14
Greg Pane on piano

Saturday Evening 7:30 PM

28mm FILMS ON PARADE
Hosted by Dino Everett from the USC Archives.
Dino will explain the history of this little-known format and use vintage 28mm projectors to show the films.
• That’s Him (1918, Rolin, blue tint) Harold Lloyd
• The Mysterious Villa (1910s, Pathe) A robber breaks into a house that winds up attacking him.
• The Gypsy and Les Caimans (pre-1910, Pathe, split reel) The first one is about a love triangle. The second is a typical early actuality, Pathe catalog #1, now physically over 100 years old, yet can still be projected.
• How Movies Move (1918, Bray, 10 minutes) This is an early educational film that quite perfectly exhibits how movies work.
• His New Lincoln (1914, Vitagraph, amber tint, 20 minutes) An early historical short starring Anita Stewart.
• Captain Sud (1923) This is an amateur-made comedy by an enterprising young man named Crilly Butler.
• Our Pet (1924, 9.5mm print, Century) This Baby Peggy short was found in Japan.
• The Tartans and Flowers, and The Two Clowns (Kinemacolor, 9.5mm print) See Kinemacolor properly projected!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_DiuacutGA" target="_blank
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Suggested member donation $12, not yet members $14
Jon Mirsalis on Kurzweil keyboard

Sunday, August 12

11:00 AM FREE
MEN OF ACTION AND ADVENTURE (AND THE JUNGLE!)
at the Edison Theater
Sponsored and Introduced by Larry Telles
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Elmo Lincoln’s Tarzan the Ape Man coming to the silent screen. Learn who followed Lincoln into early Tarzan film history through film clips and a PowerPoint presentation. Included in the program are other action male heroes of those silent film serials. Bruce Loeb on piano

11:00 AM
TRAIN RIDE THROUGH THE CANYON
You should be at the train station off Mission Blvd by 11:00 am for the 1 and ¼ hour long ride through Niles canyon. See: http://www.ncry.org" target="_blank for more information. Seniors $11 / Adults $14 / Children 3-12 $8 / 2 and Under - Free

1:00 PM
HEROES AND VILLIANS
FILM COLLECTORS AND MOVIE PIRATES
Gary Meyer, film collector, formerly a theater owner and a co-director of the Telluride Film Festival, currently consultant for art cinemas and publisher of EatDrinkFilms.com, will elaborate on how film collectors were persecuted, prosecuted and are now realized as the folks who saved cinematic history from being lost forever.
Great Train Robbery (1904, Lubin)
Captain Celluloid Vs. the Film Pirates (1966) William K. Everson, Al Kilgore
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Suggested member donation $9, not yet members $12
Jon Mirsalis on Kurzweil keyboard

4:00 PM
CAPTURING THE WILD PLANET ON FILM
Harken back to the days of yesteryear when wild beasts ruled the land and sea…and film makers captured it all on film!
• A Trip Down Market Street (1906, Miles Bros., 35mm)
• San Francisco Earthquake Films (1906, Miles Bros., 35mm, tinted)
• Cataracts of the Iguassu and Hawaiian Islands (1927, Burton Holmes, tinted)
• Lyman Howe’s Hodge-Podge: A Cluster of Kings (1927, Lyman H. Howe Film Company, tinted) Animation and live action highlight kingdoms around the world.
• Hawaii (1927, Hollywood Film Enterprises) A travelogue of the Hawaiian Islands, including the Kilauea volcano.
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Suggested member donation $9, not yet members $12
Judy Rosenberg on piano

Histogram
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Re: 21st ANNUAL BRONCHO BILLY SILENT FILM FESTIVAL 8/10 - 8

Unread post by Histogram » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:02 pm

Also, in the public park across the street from the Niles museum, there is a batch of large, permanently-mounted zoetropes.

garymey
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Re: 21st ANNUAL BRONCHO BILLY SILENT FILM FESTIVAL 8/10 - 8/12

Unread post by garymey » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:52 pm

More info on the Collectors Panel I am moderating. It will also have collectors/archivists/restoration experts Jon Mirsalis, Peter Conheim and Kathy Rose O'Regan telling stories and answering questions. During the Piracy portion we are planning a special unique screening of THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY.
Gary Meyer

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